Liver Dysfunction and Disease - 50 Shades of Yellow Conference
- : Melbourne VIC 3000
Liver disease affects millions of Australians today. As a nurse you are probably caring for people with liver conditions. Attend this conference and ensure your nursing knowledge is up-to-date. Topics include:
- Cirrhosis and cancer
- Portal hypertension and oesophageal varices
- Signs and symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy
- Neurological assessment in liver disease
- The importance of lactulose
- Medicines and their ramifications on the liver
- Obesity and the liver and much, much more...
The Goal Need for Program
In Australia, hepatic disease is the 11th most common cause of early death. There are a wide range of other liver diseases, some of which are very complex and life reducing. For instance, liver cancer is the most rapidly increasing cause of cancer death in Australia today. Liver disease can affect every organ system in the body because of the complexity of liver function. These relationships make clinical assessment difficult and confusing - particularly because early manifestations of liver disease may be subtle. Given the diversity of liver disease it is likely that most nurses will care for acute and chronically unwell people with this condition. Evidenced knowledge relating to prevention as well as management of the condition will assist nurses to achieve best patient outcomes.
Purpose of Program
The purpose of this education is to provide knowledge relating to the prevention, causes and management of liver disease in order to achieve best nursing outcomes.
Your learning outcomes:
Assist a person to avert long term liver disease through preventative measures
Apply knowledge relating to the identification of liver dysfunction to prevent complications
Conduct a neurological assessment on a person with liver disease
Prioritise the holistic care of a person who has advanced liver disease
To Be Determined